January, 2018

Luxexcel adds 3D printed prescription lenses to Vuzix AR headsets

Environmental Economics

Ophthalmic lens manufacturer Luxexcel has teamed up with augmented reality (AR) headset and eyewear company Vuzix to produce a range of 3D printed prescription lenses. The prescription inserts are designed especially for the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Sunglasses, and will be launched at CES Las Vegas 2018. The development of smart ophthalmic lenses Unlike the standard […].

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Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

10,000 Birds

There are more than 550 national wildlife refuges in the United States, with at least one in every state and one within an hour drive of almost every major American city.

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Europe drowning in plastic waste

Green (Living) Review

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Lessons from Omelas

Indigenize

I was sad to hear that writer Ursula K. LeGuin died last night. I got to meet her, once, at a conference of the Mythopoeic Society, and found her to be as stunningly present and wise in person as on the page. But that was just a mild fangirl moment: her influence on me […]. Adventures Tales & Blarney gratitude high school Joanne Burnett justice Omelas social change teachers Ursula LeGuin

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GDPR

Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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Starting Another Year of Birding in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Not long ago, I had trouble sleeping because of these small, random explosions going off in my neighborhood. Each one was followed up by a litany of dog barks, some high in pitch, others low, far-carrying woofs.

Plogging. or picking litter while you jog

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plogging is a new concept in and from Sweden that hopefully is going to make its way to other places as well. Plogging is the Swedish word, or better the English translation for it, for just picking up trash while you are out jogging. It is also super easy.

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Womens River Retreat in May – come along!

Indigenize

Women and women-identified folks: Want to renew your spirit on a beautiful gentle river, including an overnight solo between just you and the spirits of the land? Join the 8-day Womens’ River Retreat I’ll be co-guiding for The River’s Path, down Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River of Utah with Lauren Bond Kovsky & Kathy […]. Announcements Spiritual Ecopsychology Green River guiding rites of passage river solo The River's Path trip women

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Why Romantic Relationships Fail: a Buddhist Perspective.

Elephant Journal

Seven years ago—way before I became interested in Buddhist philosophy—my partner, at the time, shared with me a video about love and relationships.

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How Does Extreme Winter Weather Affect Wildlife?

Nature Conservancy - Science

With the recent blizzards, have you wondered how wildlife fares in nasty weather? Matt Miller offers a look at how creatures from Virginia opossums to non-native reptiles are affected. Wildlife Birds Herps Mammals Nature Pop Top 10

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A 2+ year publication lag

Environmental Economics

My hard copy just now arrived in my box. The website says it was "First Published October 16, 2015." Abstract: " Abstract: American households’ willingness to pay (WTP) for soccer player development is measured using the contingent valuation method.

2018 141

The Lake of Beasts: Kerkini, Greece

10,000 Birds

With only a few more days left, 2017 was coming to a close. Birdwise, it turned out to be a good one and my year list was almost 400 species long, which made me happy… almost. I needed 4 more birds to round it up to 400, and as I said, I had only a few more days left.

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Tiny homes

Green (Living) Review

2018 163

Lost in the Tweetstorm: The Truth About Climate Doesn’t Change with the Weather

Conservancy Talk

News coverage across the United States this week has focused on the intense winter storm or “ bomb cyclone ” that brought snow, ice, hurricane force winds and bitter arctic air to the U.S. east coast.

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Rare Super Blue Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse kicks off a new 6-month Chapter.

Elephant Journal

This full moon is a time for manifesting, so it is essential that we are clear about what we want to bring into our lives over the next six months and most importantly that whatever we ask for aligns with our heart and soul’s needs and desires.

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Australian “Firehawk” Raptors Intentionally Spread Wildfires

Nature Conservancy - Science

At least three Australian raptor species intentionally spread wildfires by carrying smoldering branches to unburnt areas, according to a new paper that confirms long-held traditional Aboriginal knowledge. Birds & Birding Asia Pacific Birds Fire

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"Trump's solar tariffs" are likely being oversold

Environmental Economics

  Economists don't like tariffs. In a 2011 survey of AEA members , only 5% disagree with the statement: "Tariffs and import quotas usually reduce general economic welfare." " The U.S. has been generally moving towards freer trade over the past 35 years.

2018 141

The Joy of Bird Feeding: A Book Review by a Birder who Loves Her Feeder Birds

10,000 Birds

Happy Second Day of the New Year, 10,000 Birds friends! I am still in the old year as I write this.

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Flour sack dresses from the Flour Mills

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In times gone by, amidst widespread poverty, the Flour Mills realized that some women were using sacks to make clothes for their children. In response, the Flour Mills started using flowered and patterned fabric.

2018 151

If We Can’t Reject Exploitation, Why Do We Expect The Patriarchy To Change?

Eccorazzi

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Jyotish Sidereal Horoscopes for 2018.

Elephant Journal

2018 starts with a forceful energy, inviting in power, intensity, and emotional body waves. There is promise of big, grand, and bold changes on multiple levels.

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The Ultimate Winter Wildlife Guide: Enjoy and Understand Creatures in the Cold

Nature Conservancy - Science

A complete resource covering winter bird feeding, winter adventures and the science of winter wildlife. Wildlife Birds Field Notes Fish Herps Mammals Nature + People Nature Pop

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My fear is that now that this is underway, any attempts to re-establish objectivity in benefit-cost analysis will be viewed as founded in political gamesmanship rather than objective economic analysis.

Environmental Economics

Anyone at EPA care to weigh in on the 'new' methods for benefit cost analysis? I have spent my career developing (hopefully) objective methods for the valuation of environmental benefits and costs.    This is particularly troubling : The Trump administration’s rollback of environmental regulations has received ample attention in the media. Unfortunately, all the coverage has done little to slow the campaign at the U.S.

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Starting 2018 with Hummingbirds in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Costa Rica is a fantastic place to watch hummingbirds. Imagine forty plus resident species of this esteemed family zipping around a place the size of a small state, many of which enjoy feeder juice, and you probably get the picture.

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Wayward socks and gloves

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) For some unknown reason washing machines seem to eat individual socks and, at times, it seems, also individual gloves, but they do seem to have a penchant for socks, and then a poor orphaned, wayward, sock or glove is left to fend all for itself. So, what do we do?

2018 151

10 Examples of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources

Greentumble

Our demand for natural resources steadily rises. every year. Until 1970s, our consumption remained within the natural capacity of our ecosystems to replenish these resources.

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Major Energy Shift on January 31st due to Supermoon Triad Portal Closing.

Elephant Journal

I have heard people speaking about how they can’t sleep, feel irritated, are feeling an energetic “high,” or that their lives seem far more turbulent than usual over recent weeks.

2018 87

Meet the Takin: The Largest Mammal You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meet the 700-pound mammal that resembles something Luke Skywalker would ride. Wildlife Mammals Natural History Weird Nature

2018 99

The cost of offshore drilling safety regulations seem low relative to the costs

Environmental Economics

In case you missed it over the holiday break: The Trump administration is poised to roll back offshore drilling safety regulations that were put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history.

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Fooled Again

10,000 Birds

Stick birds. Rock birds. Plastic bag birds. Leaf birds. Stump birds. Branch birds. Snow birds. Lump birds. Pipe birds. Plastic birds. Every birder has been fooled at least once by inanimate objects masquerading as birds.

2018 196

Be happy with the little that you have

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Be happy with the little that you have. There are people who have nothing and still manage to smile.

2018 151

The Dire State of Plastic Pollution

Greentumble

Imagine if you could have your own private island, larger than the state of Texas. This space could be yours, if you do not mind the fact that it is made of microscopic plastic. You could take a 14-hour cruise from end to end, or cover the distance by running 12 marathons.

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The Buddhist Way to be in Love.

Elephant Journal

Can we unlock the mystery of love? Can we love our partners without hurting them or receive love without getting hurt? The answer is a definite “yes.”.

2018 87

Bumper-Crop Birds: Pop-Up Wetlands Are a Success in California

Nature Conservancy - Science

By partnering with rice farmers in California, the Conservancy is transforming fields into pop-up wetlands for migrant shorebirds, yielding the largest average shorebird densities ever reported for agriculture in the region. Birds & Birding Agriculture Birds Climate Economics Research Wetlands

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